Osun Chief Judge, Justice Oyebola Ojo, on Thursday freed 16 inmates of both Ile-Ife Prisons and Ilesa Prisons awaiting trial.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that three inmates regained freedom at the Ile-Ife Prisons while 13 inmates from the Ilesa Prisons on grounds of overstaying in prisons, ill health and minor offences.
The released inmates from Ilesa Prisons were Monday Effiong, Tunde Olalekan, Adekunle Idowu, Abu Bello, Gbenga Aroko, Lateef Bamidele and Raphael Akinlabi.
Others include an 80-year-old woman, Oyedeji Aisha, Ezekiel Igwe, Adebare Monsuratu, Aliu Ishaka and Samuel Olaoye.
Those freed at the Ile-Ife Prisons are Popoola Aliu, Emmanuel Badmus and Dauda Olaiya.
Ojo decried the manner at which cases of the freed inmates were handled and urged prison officials not to unjustly delay cases.
She appealed to prison officials to always take inmates to court for their trials rather than keeping them behind bars for unjust reasons.
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